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4th Day of 5: SLY Questions & Answers about Godfather 3, Studio 54, U of M, Kafka, EXPENDABLES...

Published at: July 29, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here and with this next to the last set, I decided to go with some quirky questions. Advice for a BEST MAN speech, memories from his life as a Hurricane, Studio 54... Just because - I was curious what Sly would say. Tomorrow is the last day of questions we'll get answered. I'm going to read through all 2513 unread questions at this point and try to get us some really fun stuff for Sly and for us. As always it is a pleasure to share this experience with all of you...

1. Hi Sly, I‘ve been re-reading Stallone: A Heros Story in preparation for this Q&A (great book) and it says that post Staying Alive Paramount offered you Godfather III to write, produce and star. It says you loved the idea and were thinking to tell the story of Michaels son and were planning to cast John Travlota as your rival in the film. Did this really happen? I have to say im kind of disappointed it didn’t work out - itd have been new and fresh and you vs. Travolta would’ve been awesome. im certain it couldn’t have been any worse than Coppolas GF 3! (which as everyone knows - outshines Superman III as the most disappointing threequel of all time) It mentions the whole Beverly Hills Cop thing too but the book only goes up to 1985/6 and I was wondering if you could share with us any other big movies you were offered but passed on or it didn’t work out for whatever reason in order to give us a glimpse as to what might have been (and might be in an alternate universe)   All the Best Pete UK

1. Pete, Answering out of order here - some movies I passed on are WITNESS, COMING HOME, ROMANCING THE STONE, SOLDIER, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, and WHEN HARRY ATE SALLY. The GODFATHER III situation unfolded when the head of Paramount presented me with a poster already printed that had my picture and beneath it ‘GODFATHER III, written, acted and directed by Sylvester Stallone.’ Needless to say, if I weren’t wearing a hat, my skull would’ve split in two. Red-faced, I said to the headman ‘This is the worst idea since my conception.’ Francis created duel masterpieces and it was egregious insensitivity to pull it away from him for monetary reasons. Therefore I took this idea to the sea of mediocrity and plunged it to the bottom.

2. Hi Mr. Stallone, big fan. Been looking forward to The Expendables ever since the first reports of a Stallone/Statham/Li mercenary flick started to appear on the internet. I have two questions. First, on The Expendables, how was it working with Gary Daniels? I'm a fan of his, and am very excited that he will be in this film. I've heard him in interviews say nothing but great things about the experience working on this film, so I was wondering what you had to say about working with him. Second, I know you've talked about maybe directing action films with other stars in the future, rather than starring in them yourself. I was wondering who you might like to direct in an action film, whether it would be one of your Expendables co-stars, or someone else in the business. Thank you very much for your time. -Kevin

2. Kevin, Gary Daniels is one tough son of a bitch. He’s always pleasant, always in remarkable shape and was maybe the second toughest guy on the set. He was underused because of time constraints, but his presence is highly valued and I thank him. As for directing other actors in action films, it’s hard to say who would be qualified until you spend some time with the prospective stars and find out what the hell they’re really made of and if they have that belly furnace burning bright and that eternal chip on their shoulder.

3. Hi Sly, I really enjoyed the last Q and A you did on AICN when promoting Rocky Balboa and was very happy that you had taken our opinions and advice seriously and gave us the assurance along the lines of "I hear what you all are saying and I am definitely NOT going to re-do Death Wish". Now it seems you are. People are free to change their minds and do as they wish - thanks be to God for that. So I was wondering: what changed your mind and did you regret making that assurance to your fans when you chose to do it after all? Scott O'Neil Eugene, Oregon

3. Scott, No I decided to do a film on dentistry called BREATHWISH. It’s safer than doing sequels to established film classics. See the strange thing, People, is that the majority of classics really don’t hold up well visually but hold up very strongly in people’s hearts and minds. I experienced that with GET CARTER, which I thought was a technically better film than the original, yet it garnered little favorability because primary impression is the most lasting.

4. Hello, Mr Stallone There's alot of confusion over whether or not you are doing a fifth Rambo film on the internet. Some say you aren't some say you are. Some say you may change you mind later. As a fan of the Rambo movies i would love to see a fifth one but at the same time i can completely understand why you may have decided to no do Rambo V. But lots of us rambo fans are still hungry for more Rambo content. Since you have mentioned that you are passionate about directing movies now. Have you ever considered creating a story and directing a prequel to First Blood telling the story of how John Rambo became the rambo just with recasted with younger actors? I mean look at what JJ Abrams was able to do with Star Trek. they hit the nail on the head. and rebooted the fanchshise with perfection. In the out-of-print novel version of the first 3 films. we are told about rambo's background. Like i didn't know that rambo was a mixed race person (indian german decent) but in the films we only hear about it very breifly, or there are scenes where rambo talks about the horrors of the war and how it affected him and about how he lost all his with friends and his innocense. I just feel like there's a story there in rambo's background. I know it would be hard to basically re-hash vietnam and the timing on the release would be important. but do you think this could be something you could sink you teeth into later on if you found the right actors? Jsmith Washington D

4. Jsmith, I certainly think this is worth pondering because it’s intriguing to find the whys and wherefores of how people have come to become what they are. The traumas, the loss and the tragedy of being in Vietnam would certainly be a great challenge for a young actor and it would be ironic that Rambo directs younger Rambo after having played it for 20 plus years.

5. Hey Sly, I heard you actually broke your neck working on this film. How long were you 'down' before you could continue production? Will this affect how you're able to perform in action films in the future? -Dan N. Hollywood, CA

5. Dan, When you (hopefully) see the documentary you’ll see that while at the hospital a decision had to be made to either shut down the film without any chance of rebooting it or just carry on. So I had no other choice but to do what I could with the aid of painkillers loaded in a Pez dispenser and carry on until completion. Several days after I wrapped, I participated in a four-hour operation and one month of rehabilitation. Injury or not, I will always attempt to do the action otherwise why bother doing a film of that genre.

6. Hey Sly, Is there any truth to the rumor that you received the last legal drink at Studio 54 on February 4, 1980? What are your memories from that famed "The End of Modern Day Gomorrah" party or from your days at Studio 54 in general? Thanks Sly, can't wait to see The Expendables! Adam Clawson, MI

6. Adam, What was extraordinary about Studio 54 was when I was shooting NIGHTHAWKS we had approximately 35 days in a row of night shooting, so basically I would take my lunch break at 1AM and go to Studio 54. On any given night you would see a gathering of incredible celebrities like Mick Jagger, Scorsese, Rod Stewart, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Farrah Fawcett, it was pretty wild times. But I didn’t have the last drink, sorry to say.

7. Hey Sly, So I was reading George Lucas' Blockbuster book and when it spoke of Rocky, we were told that the legendary story that you held out for less money to ensure that you would star in the movie was just a publicity story that the studio wanted you and producers to conjure up to mirror the underdog story of the excellent film Rocky. Is this true? I actually love the thought that this just might be true so this isn't an attack by any means, rather a nice golf clap with a smile. Let us know if you can. Set the record straight brother;) Best, "Ken" Wisconsin

7. Ken, I didn’t hold out for less money, I held out for no money and it certainly wasn’t a publicity story, it was just a matter of a nobody actor wanting to get an opportunity that would never come again. So we were paid Screen Actors minimum, which was $360 a week and believe me, coming from where I was coming from I felt like I had hit the motherload. I never thought ROCKY was going to be such a success and I never dreamed I would be a so-called movie star. I only knew I was different and realized that if I didn’t write something for myself I would never find a perfect character to really reveal what I was or the feelings I share with the audience. So I had no choice, it was sink or swim.

8. Hi Harry, Brett Riley - New Jersey, right outside of Philly. This is perfect timing. I'm begging you to please use this question as it would mean the world to me. My best friends Johnny and Melissa are the biggest Stallone fanatics and I am to be the best man in their upcoming wedding in just a few weeks. He is our hero and she grew up as a little girl with a crush on him. Before the go to bed they pop in a movie and she usually picks Rocky IV. Both Bill Conti's amazing score and Hearts on Fire are on the wedding mixes made up for the reception. We have had 3 separate all day marathons consisting of separate Stallone movies, Rambo and Rocky (she and her cousin Alicia cried at the end of Rocky Balboa.) and plan to have another before all of us go to see the Expendables (in theaters August 13th, a plug can't hurt my chances). It would be the greatest achievement if I could read some advise to them in my speech from the man himself. So my question is very simple but I sincerely hope to be chosen for this reason. Mr. Stallone, Would you please give some advise to my friends Johnny and Melissa on their wedding day that I can read in my best man speech. Thank you both for your time.

8. Brett, In my life I’ve learned that to be a real man you need a partner that completes you, that makes you whole, that supports you when everything around you seems to be crumbling, One that makes you smile when you feel there’s nothing worth smiling about, who is your pillar, your foundation, and your reason for loving life.

9. Sly, I have seen in interviews that you may eventually quit starring in your films due to age. As a fan, I would like to say that your age has only made your characters look more tough and bad-ass. Also, your physical conditioning has paid off big time. Basically, what are your thoughts on retirement or focusing more on writing/directing instead of acting? I feel like I speak for a legion of long time fans who are really excited to see you making "real" action films again instead of the cgi-fests we see so much of nowadays. Please, please, keep starring in your films. So long as the scripts and action are good, I feel like you will probably start to see bigger and bigger box office dollars as you continue to kick ass and re-build the audience for "real" action. Your films seem to be back in good critical standing too, as Rambo and Rocky both were well-received. Overall, what are your thoughts on retiring from starring in your films? You've commented on this in interviews, but from a fan perspective listen to me! For the love of God, don't quit now or anytime soon! We need you more than ever! Danny Monroe, Louisiana

9. Danny, Well that’s incredibly gratifying and I’m well aware that times change and movies change and audiences’ tastes change. So I’ll continue until the jury, which is you, the public, passes judgment and says ‘It’s time to hang up your gloves and pass your sword to someone else.’ So thank you for the encouragement because I really do believe I still have a few more bones to break before I hit my peak.

10. Sly, As a fellow Miami Hurricane (Sly went to "The U" during his early years for college), what was your favorite memory on campus? Do you ever go back to the alma mater and root for the 'Canes? Thanks, Fonzi R. in Miami, Florida.

10. Fonzi, My favorite memory was of a dark little theater that allowed me for the first time to really stretch and experiment and find out if I was really cut out to be a performer. So all those moments of playing a variety of roles in acting class were the highlight of my days in Florida, where I was basically a boat looking for a harbor and in that little theater I found one. The crowning moment was when I got to play a mad artist in the production of Kafka’s THE TRIAL and I was so uninhibited during that performance I thought I was going to explode. I knew then this was a lifestyle that I was destined to bond with. Thanks again, Sly

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  • July 29, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Very cool.

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    The guy is a pure class act. No doubt about it.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    WULFGARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

    by vic twenty

    He brought up Nighthawks. Nobody ever asks about that one, one of my favorite of his standalone pictures and one that could do with a SEQUEL, not a reboot with someone else. Lots of potential in the crusty ol' anti-terrorist agent vs. the new breed of fanatic.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Thanks again, Sly

    by ODM

    :)

  • July 29, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Never did give a straight answer about Rambo 5?

    by Drunken Busboy

    The Sly is a slick man! Answers the question without answering it! Ha ha ha!

  • July 29, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    I like Stallone

    by Lemure_v2

    He may only be doing this because The Expendables is coming out, but he didn't have to.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    I don't understand #3

    by CherryValance

    Is he doing Death Wish or not?

  • July 29, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Mickey

    by zorba the geek

    Still no mention or question dealing with Mickey Rourke? Isn't anyone curious what it was like with him on set besides me?

  • July 29, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Sly would be AWESOME as the artist in Kafka's THE TRIAL, even to

    by julienthejamminjabber

    How about, Sly?? Now that would kick ass. Welles version of THE TRIAL was great but it would be so cool to see a Stallone take.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Stallone' s Get Carter

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Never understood the derision. Nothing earth-shattering, but a solid, pulpy adventure with some surprising emotional resonance. Not a bad movie at all. I read somewhere that it was one of the worst remakes ever, but don't believe it. Not even close.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Great crop of questions

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    This is the best of the Q&A so far thanks to a great crop of questions. I would give props to Sly for his answers....but there are far too many people here to do that...so I'll give props to the question writers.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    That said, #8 is the shittiest question of the lot

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • July 29, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    The answer to question #3 is: not

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Or, he plans to do Deathwish with the sole purpose of creating a mediocre film overshadowed by the original.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Superman III is GREAT! JUNKYARD SCENE!..DRUNK SUPES...GUS GORMAN

    by CARTMANEZ

    MUCH better than GF 3 starring George Hamilton and Sofia Coppola LOL!<P> "he didnt die...I asked you to kill superman...and your telling me you couldnt do that one simple thing'

  • July 29, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Sly dodged a big fuckin bullet passing on SOLDIER

    by CARTMANEZ

    jeeze...

  • July 29, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    NOTREAL - watch the original Get Carter

    by CARTMANEZ

    the remake is a godamn INSULT and should never have been made (no offence Sly)

  • July 29, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    the dersision is that...

    by emeraldboy

    it is best british film Sir Micheal Caine ever made and contains his best performance. nobody but nobody saw that performance coming. no one did. it is a classic of british cinema and remains so to this day. UK will not be making anymore classic cinema af the con-lib govt axed the uk film council.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    QUESTION FOR SLY...

    by tbdeinc

    As creative that has expressed yourself from writing all the way to acting and everything inbetween...... What work have you done that would be/or was challenging on the.... : 1) Mind?.... 2) Body?.... 3) Soul?.... Sincerely a long time admirer-erer..... George Peter Gatsis Toronto, Canada

  • July 29, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I agree, DON'T RETIRE SLY!!!!

    by brocknroll

    Sly's comeback to cinema with, "Rocky Balboa", "Rambo" and "The Expendables" was successful. You'd think he'd do more with his successful comeback right? I too agree with Danny that Sly is not ready to retire yet. The more Sly, the merrier.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Another thought on Sly's retirement

    by brocknroll

    If Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Robert Deniro and Al Pacino are still acting, so can Sly right? Sly shouldn't give up acting 'til the day he dies. When he gets older, he maybe too old to do action movies but he can do other genres like drama, comedy, etc.

  • July 29, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Get Carter

    by dokkenfan

    Sorry Cartmanez I beg to differ, I have seen both and although I do think the original is a better film I also agree that the derision the remake gets is unfair. I think it`s a decent film and I have seen way worse remakes (the fog, halloween, almost all of the teenager horror films : )

  • July 29, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    sly in the bronson role...

    by emeraldboy

    i dont like micheal winner and I thought his films were facist, sexist rubbish. but even so, sly in the bronson role ummm. not so sure about that. winner claims credit for terminator, no death wish films, no terminator. no joke that. winner really does believe that.

  • July 29, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Aw! Sly got all smoopy <3

    by buffywrestling

    *pinches his chisled cheeks while eyeing his abdominal cock vein*

  • July 29, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Are you eyeing his abdominal vein or his cock vein?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Make up your mind.

  • July 29, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    SLY in WHEN HARRY ATE SALLY???

    by CARTMANEZ

    LOL

  • July 29, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Dude, I can't help you

    by buffywrestling

    if you don't keep track of talkback memes.

  • July 29, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Sly's Veiny talkback

    by buffywrestling

    http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/39866#comment_2463940

  • July 29, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    DO NOT RETIRE SIR!!

    by Dirk Shocker

    Sly can always keep making movies with similar roles that Charles Bronson chose as he got older.

  • July 29, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Rambo Begins

    by CARTMANEZ

    im torn - while id love to see another rambo i wouldnt want to see anyone other than Sly play him<p> similar to Dirty Harry...<p>

  • July 29, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Rambo Begins is an awful idea

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Truly awful. The only way it might be worth doing was if it were a mo-cap film with Sly voicing the younger Rambo, but anything other than that would be an abomination.

  • July 29, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Harry, thanks for these Q and A

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • July 29, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    You're a good man, Harry

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    And no matter what I may say between now and the future, I want you to know you're aces, kid. I have demons in me. So I say dumb shit. But I'm trying to be a better man.

  • July 29, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    F.I.

    by BlackRab

  • July 29, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    F.I.S.T.

    by BlackRab

    F.I.S.T. is one of my favorites. It's a shame people rarely mention that movie. By the way did anyone notice the entry on Wikipedia that mentions that Sly played Saruman in a "Lord of the Rings" in 1985 ? ---> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_Stallone_filmography

  • July 29, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    STALLONE'S RETIREMENT

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    Rocky Balboa and Rambo ARE amazing. There's no denying that. HOWEVER, what you people are forgetting is that those are HIS TWO SIGNATURE CHARACTERS. If Stallone really wants a 'REAL' comeback that people REALLY take seriously, he needs to stop making fucking nonsense like "The Expendables." This movie is going to suck dick. Everything about it is lame. The actors, the characters, the story, the "humor," the whole fucking thing. IT LOOKS AWFUL. The reason Clint Eastwood still has a career is because Clint Eastwood stopped making Dirty Harry sequels and started making grown up films, not shitty films. Stallone CAN be taken seriously and he is CAPABLE of being taken seriously, but mark my words - this Expendables nonsense is going to set him back to what his career was in about.... oh, 1996..... when people stopped taking him seriously and no one gave a shit anymore. I'm a FAN and I don't even give a shit about The Expendables. It looks like fucking dogshit. Sorry, Sly, just being honest.

  • July 29, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Oh wait, Clint Eastwood made some dogshit, too....

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    MILLION DOLLAR BABY. I'd rather watch The Expendables part 4 starring the decomposed corpse of Corey Haim than Million Dollar Baby. What an awful film.

  • July 29, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    I thought #8 was the most empathic question . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    and the fact Sly gave such amazing words of wisdom makes it even stronger of a question.

  • July 29, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Million Dollar Baby an awful film?

    by Player01

    I loved Million Dollar Baby, especially with the twist I did NOT see coming. It was a great time at the movies.

  • July 29, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    The original Get Carter was akin to getting punched in the face

    by mr.underwater

    The remake was a lot like a love tap to the arm<br>Sorry, I think the original wins, technically, or otherwise.

  • July 29, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    And insinuating Get Carter doesn't hold up well visually

    by mr.underwater

    How many times have you seen the "zoom" shot of Carter holding the gun at the camera and smiling used in "classic film" montages? 2 maybe 3 hundred times? Why? Because it's iconic as fuck<br><br> I can't remember a single shot from the remake Not one.

  • July 29, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    I want to see Sly in a top drama

    by Star Hump

    The guy has excellent acting chops. He's proven this more than once. A great script, a great character and Sly could really turn some heads (again).

  • July 29, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Love that last answer. Boat looking for a harbor.

    by kevred

    Everyone's been there, some never leave there, and very few can look back on it from Sly's present position. All the best to him - a great guy, a great talent, and the world's better off for his work.

  • July 29, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    StarHump

    by brocknroll

    To StarHump: I agree dude, Sly can bring out the amazing acting chops once in a while like he did in the first "Rocky" and "Copland". I think Sly can bring out the good acting chops again whenever he does that film about John Gotti.

  • July 29, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    "the second toughest guy on the set"

    by kevred

    Now that's quite a tease - of course the obvious question now is, who was the #1 toughest guy on the set of The Expendables? I'm sure he'd get in trouble for any answer he gave, but you know he has someone in mind. I wonder who?

  • July 29, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Loved Sly's Get Carter, and KEEP ON GOING SLY!

    by Lornsorrow

    Lee Marvin kept it up till he dropped. Maybe not all the things Lee did in his later years were all but he was fine in them. And one of Lee's best later day films was THE BIG RED ONE. I don't EVER want to see Sly disappear! I'd like to see him do a WWII or WWI film! AND, "D-Tox, a.k.a. EYE SEE YOU" by Sly was underrated too.

  • July 29, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Sly is currently on the cover

    by Dennis_Moore

    of Cigar Aficionado. Not sure how that is relevant to anything, just saw the mag today on the newsstand.

  • July 29, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Michael Caine

    by Soulpower

    If Caine can still do action movies (Harry Brown) then Stallon has at least 20 more years of action movies in him.

  • July 30, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Question #7...

    by moto

    Hmmmm...

  • July 30, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Stallone's acting

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    Some of the last few posts illustrate why I was so hard on Stallone a few posts back. HE HAS ACTING ABILITY. Copland, Rocky, First Blood.... I really want to see him become a legend in the way that the other guys have become. Sly, stop screwing around and GET TO WORK!

  • July 30, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Be well John Spartan!

    by UltraTron

    BE FUCKED!!! So I guess John Spartan is wishing the year 2010 on that fellow.

  • July 30, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Copland was it. He did it. Movie is flawless western.

    by UltraTron

    Academy is bumpkins I tell you.

  • July 30, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Rambo V should be like Godfather 2.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Show a modern Rambo and intersperse flashbacks of a young Rambo and his experiences before and during the war.

  • July 30, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Dear Mr. Stallone

    by ApneicMonkey

    Do these sycophants that talk shit about you in the talkbacks after your movies come out but then send you polite questions starting with 'Mr. Stallone' as you're preparing to release another really piss you off?

  • July 30, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    fuck off pete, Superman III was a good movie

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    richard pryor was funny and chris reeve was evil, these two factors far outweigh whatever list of badness there is .

  • July 30, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Marion Cobretti

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    next to Rocky/Rambo this is the other character that had the most potential.

  • July 30, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Rambo Prequel

    by hippie_killer

    Young John Rambo and his squad of 8 men crackin' skulls in Vietnam. Do it.

  • July 30, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Sly's acting

    by hippie_killer

    I agree with Bunny, but you can't deny that Stallone has a somewhat limited range as an actor. You just can't. And I think that's why people take shots at him. But the thing is, it's pretty clear that Stallone is aware of his own limitations. Say what you want, but his performances in First Blood, Cop Land, Rocky and so many other (but not all, of course) of his movies are just pitch perfect. There are no awkward moments in these films where he's obviously reaching out of his depth. Which is something many, many "respected" actors can hardly claim.

  • July 30, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Superman 3 was supposed to be titled

    by UltraTron

    Superman vs Batman. Stallone was going to be batman but Mario Puzo couldn't write it due to other obligations so we got Richard Pryor in some other movie.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Sly, you're only getting better with age. Please keep working.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 30, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST

    I can't believe no one is going

    by buffywrestling

    remind Sly about the time he asked that chick to cradle the balls & work the shaft. <p> Talkbacks have come a long way, baby.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Just spat coffee over myself! "When Harry Ate Sally"

    by Brody77

    Damn you Sly, that was funny!! Another great read. Just a pity my work pc doesn't have quicktime - need to wait til later to check out the behind the scenes stuff. 19th August can't come quick enough!

  • July 30, 2010, 4:28 a.m. CST

    SUPERMAN III = 3RD BEST SUPERMAN MOVIE

    by CARTMANEZ

    yeah forget all that 'Superman Returns is the new Superman III' BS...<p> SIII has - Evil Supes, Junkyard scene, Evil Supes getting drunk and firing peanuts, RICHARD PROYER being funny and shit, Ultimate Computer with cool Star Warsesque set design, Robert Vaugn, Supes being eaten by wires, WTF has Superm an Returns got? apart from an overlong plane rescue and Supes lifting an island and a Lex who likes to go walking his dog at 4am in the park in one of Londons top gay spots?<p> new Superman III my ass!

  • July 30, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    plus S III has the best flying in ALL the movies

    by CARTMANEZ

    check out the flawless take off and landings... did SR have those? NOPE

  • July 30, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    interesting contract/letter about Sly in GODFATHER 3

    by CARTMANEZ

    http://forums.hipinion.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14769&start=0<p> could it be reffering to how Sly Was considered for the role of Joey Zasa??

  • July 30, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Parallel Careers

    by KiwiMetal

    I'd love for Clint Eastwood to direct (co-star with?) Sly in a heavy dramatic role. Even if Sly did pull back on the hard action, Clint's body of work from 60 yrs of age on has been impressive.

  • July 30, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Parallel Careers contd

    by KiwiMetal

    Sly future could definitely be as a grizzled Veteran in any kind of Drama really... P.S It would be great for Sly to be the 'Young buck' partnered with Clint on screen.

  • July 30, 2010, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Godfather III staring Pacino, Sly and Travolta

    by CARTMANEZ

    as opposed to GF III with Pacino, George Hamilton and Sofia Coppola<p> hmmmm<p> btw wasnt Sly supposed to do FACE/OFF with Arnie at one point?<p> imdb also has a load of stuff Sly allegedly turned down (but some of it is probably BS) - "Turned down Christopher Reeve's role in Superman (1978), Jon Voight's role in Coming Home (1978), Eddie Murphy's role in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Harrison Ford's role in Witness (1985), Bruce Willis's roles in Die Hard (1988) and Pulp Fiction (1994), John Travolta's role in Face/Off (1997), Samuel L. Jackson's role in Rules of Engagement (2000), and Kurt Russell's role in Grindhouse: Death Proof (2007).Was Joel Schumacher's second choice to play Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin (1997).Turned down the lead role in The Terminator (1984).Turned down the roles played by Richard Gere in American Gigolo (1980), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) and Pretty Woman (1990).Turned down Basic Instinct (1992).Turned down the Dudley Moore role in Arthur (1981)."

  • July 30, 2010, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Couldn't Care Less About Either 'Get Carter'...

    by Pawprint

    All I am concerned about is that Mr Stallone keeps smashing out thoughtful, inspiring films (Rocky Balboa) and bone-crunching action films for as long as he can.<p> In fact; fuck it - even if after Mr Stallone is dead and someone has to shove an arm up his arse to make him work, as long as the films keep coming I'll be happy.

  • July 30, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    The girl, Sly

    by PrivateIron

    Tell me about the girl!

  • July 30, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    I was enjoying this Q&A

    by PrivateIron

    It made me think better of Stallone, but that comment about Get Carter was pathetic. He's sore that a 90 pound limey came off tougher than he ever will. Hint: It's called acting.

  • July 30, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Accessible...

    by ZaphodBeeblerox

    Through these Q&A's, aside from the wonderful anecdotes that Sly is giving us, the one thing that I get from them is that he is one of those guys that you'd just love to sit around with for an evening, have a few beers with and bullshit with about everything under the sun. We see his sense of humor in his responses as well as his intelligence and wide ranging interests, which are things that we dont always get glimpses of in his characters. The Expendables looks like a great, fun time at the movies, it's one of the few movies that my wife is looking forward to seeing as well. We all know that to a degree this is marketing for the movie. Sly does this when he has a movie coming out, but how many other actors/actresses out there take the time out during the busy promotional period leading up a movie release to interact directly with the people who will be paying their money to see it like this? I give him credit and enjoy reading his responses to every question.

  • July 30, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    actually...GodFather III

    by CARTMANEZ

    staring Pacino, Sly and Travolta instead of Pacino, Garcia and Mantegna<p> that was bugging me<p>

  • July 30, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    i hope Sly gets asked about JUDGE DREDD in the next Q&A

    by CARTMANEZ

    I wanna know what Sly thinks about the reboot ... and how his JD was such a near miss (if it had done just a few things different and itd have been a STONE COLD classic)

  • July 30, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    id like to see Sly in another serious Cop drama

    by CARTMANEZ

    a stylish Michale Mann style Cop movie set modern day something like Heat or Miami Vice (2006) but with Sly and someone like Val Kilmer or Nicolas Cage<p> real serious, no funny stuff

  • July 30, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Sly's Get Carter was a step down

    by Spandau Belly

    The original was way better. I think the director of the remake did too many whizbang Tony Scott type things that got in the way of the grit of the story. <br><br>Sly and Rachel Leigh Cooke gave solid performances though.

  • July 30, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    and yeah, I'd love see a Stallone Gran Torino

    by Spandau Belly

    Keep acting Sly, everybody loves old action guys. I loved Charlton Heston, Michael Caine and Clint more when they got older.

  • July 30, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Hey Sly... Get Carter was Horrible!

    by Autodidact

    I'm still bitter about wasting a Saturday night going to see it ten years ago. The worst part is we showed up and our early show of Get Carter had been changed to a free screening of Pay it Forward, followed by Get Carter. Needless to say, I only made it through about 20 minutes of Get Carter before getting up and walking out of the theatre. <p>Driven also sucked monkey dick. Man you were on a shit streak in the early 2000s. Fortunately we're currently enjoying an extended Stallone renaissance in butt-kicking entertainment.

  • July 30, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Best Man Speech

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Coming this Fall...Stallone...<p> THE TOASTMASTER<p> He'll move you to tears.

  • July 30, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Autodidact

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Wow, tell us how you really feel.<p> Okay, you didn't like Get Carter and Driven. But this is SLY, and you shall KNEEL

  • July 30, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Dear Sly

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Do you ever feel guilty about letting that young lady plummet to her death in Cliffhanger?

  • July 30, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    TOASTMASTER does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    <p> Stallone is...<p> THE TOASTMASTER<p> He put a lump in the guests throat.<p> And his cock down the brides throat.<p> THE TOASTMASTER, coming this Fall.<p> Drink up.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    and I'm fine with recasting John Rambo

    by Spandau Belly

    I'd rather not a prequel. That would probably just come out as a lame Deer Hunter ripoff. <br><br> I just want another movie like the sequels where Rambo is once again wandering the earth in search of peace and gets involved in yet another violent conflict despite his resistence. Just get Ray Stevenson as Rambo and it'll all work out.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    TOASTMASTER 2: The Reckoning

    by Abominable Snowcone

    "...and I know your lovely new bride Karen will bring you lots of love over the years, Steve. Lord knows she brought me lots of love in that IHOP bathroom stall two years ago, and only took her nine minutes to do it..."

  • July 30, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    You Kneel

    by Autodidact

    I can't kneel to the guy who made Oscar and then Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot (which is a brilliant title). <p>I think the man gets enough adulation for all the good work he's done that he can afford to be reminded of the times he cocked up.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Oscar

    by DonJohnson

    Have any of you actually seen Oscar? It's a great little movie. Jon Landis, a kickass supporting cast and Sly doing dead-pan humor. It's a very underrated movie. Hardly deserves to be put in the same category as stuff like Rhinestone and Stop!...

  • July 30, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Don't kneel before THE TOASTMASTER, unless you fully understand the implications.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    <p>Kneeling before THE TOASTMASTER...<p> "Stop Or My Cock Will Shoot".

  • July 30, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Minor correction on Question 8

    by seasider

    Bill Conti didn't do the score for Rocky IV. For that movie he went with Vince DiCola, a decision he later regretted. Still, Rocky IV is a great workout soundtrack.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    RAMBO BEGINS - prequel vs reboot

    by CARTMANEZ

    id much rather a Sly directed Rambo prequel with a young Sly lookalike set in the 70s and seeing his time in Nam and all the shit that fucked lone wolf up and being trained up by Trautman (Tom Berenger? W Defoe? Tommy Lee Jones?) and the bond with his team (Autagua etc) as opposed to a Rambo origin set present day directed by some wacky MTV guy - First Blood updated with Zac Efron - no thanks.<p> maybe Sly could even cameo in an opening scene set present day (but then that would kinda fuck with the end scene of Rambo IV which should really be the final time we see Sly as Rambo) i think thats probably the only way to go for a fifth movie as doing a sequel to Rambo IV would fuck with the awesome Rambo goes home end

  • July 30, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    He avoided that Rambo 5 question like the Plague

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    which tells me that something is holding up Rambo 5 and he doesn't want to talk about it. Could be money or rights or something, but i get that he wants to do another one, but his hands are tied at the moment... still he answered the question in a way that made you think he answered it, which i will give him credit for<P>also that godfather 3 question is terrible, not the question itself but the way the person asked it by basically gushing over sly (gee mr stallone i think you so super awesome and i'm being all polite so my question will get asked) and then throwing in his own personal bias about superman 3 (why do nerds feel the need to take a cheap shot at a film they hate, even when the subject matter has nothing to do with that film?). The guy is probabaly a mormon or soemthing based on the way he asked that question

  • July 30, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Hey SLY

    by Phimseto

    What I want to know: if you had to cast Schwarzenegger's crew in The Expendibles II, would you let Arnold make suggestions and who do you think would end up in there? Yes, this is prime for a joke response, but I'm genuinely curious to hear how you think it might shake out.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    oh and call it "FIRST BLOOD: JOHN RAMBO"

    by CARTMANEZ

    that was one of the titles considered for 'Rambo'(IV) wasnt it? - 'John Rambo' like 'Rocky Balboa.' Itd be more apt for a prequel...also bring back the 'First Blood' title as FB:JR would sound quite prequely/originy - like 'X Men Origins: Wolverine'

  • July 30, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    seasider

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Agreed. Conti's score for the Rocky saga is brilliant, but something about the times (1985-86) made Dicola's synths a good call for Rocky IV. Even I worked out to that soundtrack back then, and a couple times in my life since, and I'm not exactly Mr. Gymnasium.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    No straight answer about Rambo 5: why?

    by lestat1975x

    What's going on here? The movie is still in works? Problems with Nu Image? Mexican plot is ready, fans desire a new chapter so much, come on Sly, bring back Rambo in action!!!

  • July 30, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    'First Blood: John Rambo' prequel synopsis

    by CARTMANEZ

    the backstory hinted at in First Blood - the young John Rambo being recruited, trained and commanded in the Green Berets in Nam by Colonel Trautman. We see a load of missions until Rambo gets captured, tortured (those scars across his chest we see in the flashback) and eventually escaped from the prison camp and his subsequent drift through America until his confrontation with the Sheriff unleashed the war again

  • July 30, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    I should mention

    by Abominable Snowcone

    That when I DID workout to the Rocky IV soundtrack, it wasn't some lame one-off thing just because the music got me stoked. I'm talking vigorous, regular workouts over the course of a couple years, which increased body and muscle mass and gave me outrageous dickveins all over. My girlfriend nearly choked.

  • July 30, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Dark Horse should do a RAMBO v PREDATOR comic series

    by CARTMANEZ

    could be similar to First Blood II, Rambo on a mission gets compromised takes out all the eneimes First Blood II style...but then gets stalked by and has to face the predator whos been watching the whole time...or even a 'what if' style story - In First Blood while hes talking out the sheriffs men the predator turns up and it becomes Rambo vs Predator for the rest<p> id buy it...has there ever been rambo comics? i dont think so...they even doing John McClane comics now - but not Rambo?!

  • July 30, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    The original GC is a masterpiece

    by paulloch

    It's one of Caines best performances, the remake is not one of Stallone's best. The whole style and grunge of the original is lost. Love that film projector scene. Oh yeah, better ending too. If by technically, he means # of edits and camera moves that distance the viewer, yeah I guess. He was miscast, needed a more nondescript guy who could disappear into a crowd. Gary Oldman

  • July 30, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I saw the Rambo extended cut

    by Abominable Snowcone

    It's about nine minutes of added / alternate dialogue that changes the tone slightly, makes it a little more quasi-religious. In the new version, we learn vis-a-vis the chat between Sara and Rambo on the boat that Sara is a 6th grade schoolteacher back in the states, and that she's engaged to Michael. We learn during the same conversation that before getting drafted in Nam, Rambo DID in fact raise horses back in Arizona. At the end of the film, Rambo's long walk to his dad's farm is modified to reflect this; there are several horses now seen grazing in the field on the left.<p> The "dickhead" leader mercenary (I forget his name) is even more of a dick. He flatout tells Rambo "I'll kill you right here--I swear on my kids" when Rambo suggests that they press on, despite the carnage seen at the Burmese village. This is when Rambo draws his bow in the guys' face, and he says "You aint going anywhere" followed by the now familiar "This is who we are" speech.<p> The conversation between Sara and Rambo during the night rainstorm at the boat is much longer, and more spiritual based. Rambo flat out tells Sara he won't take them upriver because "I don't want to." When Sara pleads, Rambo urges her not to waste her life. "I wasted mine," he says--which is perhaps the hugest, most telling addition. "We're animals," John says. "We kill, and although you think you're killin' for your country, it's really just a couple guys at the top...Always killing...God aint gonna change that."<p> When Pastor Walter or whatever his name is shows up to ask Rambo to take the mercenaries upriver, Rambo agrees, then asks "Aren't you gonna say something?" The pastor says "What do you mean? Like a prayer?" Rambo says, "Not for me--for THEM," meaning perhaps the imprisoned mercenaries, or even (on a larger scale) the oppressed Burmese people as a whole. The pastor then recites the Prayer of St. Francis ("...it is in dying that we are reborn into eternal life") which we hear as a voiceover while Rambo forges his knife.<p> Also, in this new version it's much more clear that the cross Sara gives John was indeed her necklace, which you see her wearing prominently

  • July 30, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    RedBull_Werewolf - I take it Sly didnt answer your Question?

    by CARTMANEZ

    and you all angry that the ones that got chosen?thats usually the story<P> I bet you were like 'Yo Sly-tang, hows it goin dawg?? youd best answer did question on Rambo beeatch!'...

  • July 30, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by CARTMANEZ

    arent all those scenes in the deleted scenes on the original Rambo DVD?

  • July 30, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Cartmanez

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Are they? I didn't think so. Possibly some of them. <P> Oh, I forgot to mention, at the end after the final battle where Rambo is gripping his shoulder wound at the top of the hill, eventually he waves to Sara instead of just trading a knowing look with her.

  • July 30, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone - not certain

    by CARTMANEZ

    id have to check - theres a load of deleted scenes on the dvd...

  • July 30, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Sly needs a Tarantino gig. Couldn't hurt...

    by Flip63Hole

    But great answers from Sly. Has a great sense of humor, seems like a nice guy to hang out with.

  • July 30, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    prequel title ideas

    by CARTMANEZ

    Rambo Rising Rambo Begins Rise of Rambo First Blood: John Rambo John Rambo Rambo 0

  • July 30, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Flip63Hole - Slys already done his QT gig

    by CARTMANEZ

    its called THE EXPENDABLES - only directed by Sly not QT who chose to do a strange Avant guard jew obsessed version in Inglorius Basterds

  • July 30, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Cartmanez, what about RAMBO: REVENGE OF THE TOASTMASTER?

  • July 30, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    oh and since im here - 1st RISE OF THE APES pix

    by CARTMANEZ

    im suprised no other movie site has featured these yet<p> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1298861/James-Franco-gets-work-Rise-Of-The-Apes-film-set.html

  • July 30, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Cartmanez

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yep, and did you notice it's our pal Andy Serkis in the CGI ape suit with Franco? He's the new Rick Baker.

  • July 30, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai - i fucked up and didnt use the <p>

    by CARTMANEZ

    although im kinda liking it as one long title

  • July 30, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Please, NO Rambo Prequel! Wrap it up with Rambo 5.

    by Behemoth

    Rambo 4 was fantastic, but it was hardly a satisfying end to an iconic character. I think there is one more film for Rambo, and it needs to come full circle. An aging Rambo returns to America, disgusted by the sloth and apathy that permeates our culture, reconnects with his family, runs into small town trouble, etc. Ends with him either being killed in a ridiculously ironic way while saving someone's life (perhaps killed by a young gang member, though that might be too Gran Torino-esque) or finally finding peace with a woman. The message? That too many Americans - especially AICN talkbackers - are fat, lazy and obsessed with nothing but personal entertainment, thereby opening the door ever-wider for the red menace infiltration.

  • July 30, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Behemoth

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I think the "irony" story would work if Rambo were called upon to help track and catch one or two dangerous fugitives in the wilderness near a small town--and over the course he learns that they (or at least one) has been wrongfully accused. He identifies with the guy, because of First Blood, but at the end have a stand off where's he's forced to kill a relatively innocent guy, or be killed himself.

  • July 30, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    OSCAR

    by m_prevette

    Yes, under-rated and overlooked...it keeps a great fast pace and a "screwball" feel - Stallone is excellent - shame that few have really discovered how good it really is

  • July 30, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    The Bayonet Scene in Rambo

    by seasider

    I heard the scene where the kid gets run through with a bayonet was cut from the extended cut. I wonder if that decision was based on complaints from viewers who thought he went too far.

  • July 30, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Seaside

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I didn't particularly enjoy seeing kids get hurt in the movie any more than the Burmese adults--but if that's the kind of atrocity that occurs in real life, I'm okay with glimpses of it onscreen.

  • July 30, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Budget Facts

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    You can make 3 Rocky Balboas for the cost of one Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. <br> <br> Why is Hollywood made of retard juice? Give us what we want. It's CHEAPER.

  • July 30, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Rambo 5 is DEAD

    by DonJohnson

    Here it from the man himself: http://www.accesshollywood.com/sylvester-stallone-the-expendables-celebrates-male-pattern-badness_video_1241208

  • July 30, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Doctor

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I think it's because people are dumb, and over the last 25 years Hollywood has targeted the kiddy crowd more and more. sure, Rocky is a lot better than Cats and Dogs--but studios know their kiddy cartoons will rake in money. Doesn't matter how stupid the movie is. They don't want to NOT make money or take chances on indie-type stuff or new, untested property geared toward adults alone. So it's partly Tinseltown's fault for being scaredy cats and greedy, partly the fault of parents (myself included) who often just take their kids to whatever "kids movie" happens to be out at the time, and of other moviegoers who, given the economy, won't fork out on a property they don't know much about, even if that movie ends up being very good and--daresay--original

  • July 30, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Well #3 was a dud answer

    by snomusic

    Not terribly funny and the question wasn't really answered. Is he doing it or not and if so, does he have any remorse for going back on his - oh wait, that would just be repeating the question that wasn't answered. Yeah, this is why I prefer not to know my actors and just enjoy their performances - kinda like why I can't watch Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson in anything anymore.

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  • July 30, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Abom, what's your verdict on the RAMBO EXTENDED? A better film? And is it worth getting if you've already got the theatrical?

  • July 30, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Better?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Hard to say. Just a little different, thematically. If you already have the original DVD, I suppose this one isn't necessary to buy.<p> Borrow it or check the lie-barry, or, ya know...something.

  • July 30, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Tango & Cash Vs Predator

    by biscuithead

    Dark Horse, make it happen!

  • July 30, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Rambo: First Class in 3D

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Asses = In seats<P>But really Now that robert taco is producing the Predator franchise, and sly has worked for him in the past with the spy kids films, how cool would it be to see Sly take on the lead in the next Predator movie, he might be stepping on Arnold's toes but it would go a long way to giving us a better lead then we got in predators... adrian brody was Ok, but i nenver liked him as much as i liked dutch

  • July 30, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Cheers Abom, I'll probably give extended RAMBO a rent.<p> Of course THE TOASTMASTER would be a whole nother ball game. I'd be there opening night for sure...

  • July 30, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    TOASTMASTER BALBOA

    by Abominable Snowcone

    "Today we're here to, like, celebrate the joining of these two peoples who like, are DOIN' what they WANNA DO. An' if they wanna DO that, then who are we to say they can't do what THEY wanna DO? Some people jus' keep PUSHIN' an' PUSHIN'..."

  • July 30, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I come for the toast

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    but I stay for all the rippin' and the tearin... the rippin' and the tearin'

  • July 30, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Nice :)

    by Genre_Baby

    Re: Sly's answers to question 4. Very cool, as much as I respect Stallone as Rambo, I adore David Morrell's novel and would love to see Rambo in that early 70s deep South environment. Perhaps that could be a lead in to First Blood, but I would love that. Then again, I would not complain if Sly directs a younger actor endure the training/the 'Nam sequences and Rambo being a prisoner of war. Either way, in this case, I think it's a win-win situation. This gal cannot wait for the Expendables.

  • July 30, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Genre_Baby, you're a 'gal' on aicn? Who's read the original First Blood novel? And cannot wait for EXPENDABLES?<p> Talk about a million to one chance...

  • July 30, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Question 8

    by FloristGump

    After a year where I've had to watch my beautiful wife go through breast cancer treatment, and where I've lost my Mom, that answer really touched me. 100% true, but some guys (and gals) don't know how damn lucky they are when they find the right one.

  • July 30, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Sly aficianado here...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    http://www.cigaraficionado.com/Cigar/CA_Home/In_this_Isssue/0,2510,,00.html

  • July 30, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Still think that Rambo V

    by [STARS]TyranT

    Should be about a soldier returning back from Afganistan or Iraq and struggling with keeping it together in the same way Rambo did - so they draft the only person in the world who can understand him - John Rambo - then Rambo can play the Trautman role from First Blood - a neat book end to the series.

  • July 30, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Cobra

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yeah, no kidding--Genre Baby exists in this dojo, fo sho.

  • July 30, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    someone ask about cliffhanger

    by ScreamingPenis

  • July 30, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    The Toastmaster?

    by Star Hump

    fuggin hilarious. Keep the bits coming, you nuts.

  • July 30, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Cobra and Abomidable

    by Genre_Baby

    Yes, I am that girl (woman). I prefer my men, men and I miss these kinds of films (aching that Kurt Russell was not involved). And while I'm all for Sly doing other things, there's something about him and Dolph getting back together that just feels so right. Besides how could anyone not like the idea of the Expendables? We need more films like this and less that hung up on tech and no-characterization. I applaud Stallone for doing this and hope he has more of this type of film in mind.

  • July 30, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    When Harry Ate Sally LOL

    by MattHooper

    Good one.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Just watched Superman III last night, actually.

    by TedKordLives

    Breaks my heart that Reeve is so good in it, while the movie itself is so terrible. Don't get me wrong, it's got its high points (Junkyard fight, drunken Supes Richard Pryor), but good lord, the cheese and silliness just drowns it.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Oscar?

    by TedKordLives

    That's just a flat-out excellent comedy. If you can't get behind that, you don't know what's funny.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Rambo prequel

    by lestat1975x

    A Rambo prequel can work only with an old Rambo (Sly) who lives in peace in his ranch and starts to remember and/or to tell his after what happened to him during Vietanam war: a this point a new young Rambo (a younger actor) appears in flashbacks...

  • July 30, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    ehhh rambo prequel?

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    I'm sick of prequels as it is. A Rambo prequel is really unnecessary. That is such an iconic role...I'd hate to see some young Stallone look a like hamming it up in the role.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I can hear the cheers already

    by damiz707

    Rematch between DOLPH and SLY better go down in this movie.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Genre_Baby does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Genre_Baby, you speak wise and true, and if u do actually have breasts then consider yourself my new favourite talkbacker - particularly if they're C cup or more. Welcome to aicn bitch, and I mean that in the nicest possible way!<p> NO ONE PUTS GENRE_BABY IN A CORNER!

  • July 30, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Stallone should follow Eastwood steps

    by donkingkong

    keep with the acting and directing jobs, he's got enough public love out there for him he can get people in the theaters for many years to come.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    "Godfather III staring Pacino, Sly and Travolta"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Whoa dodged a bullet with that scenario. Might as well have cast in Van Damme and Seagal in there too as Dons.

  • July 30, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    GF III starring Pacino, Sly, JT, Seagal, JCVD & Cage

    by CARTMANEZ

    the world wouldve ended in 1990 with its sheer awesomeness

  • July 30, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Eastwood sucks he should do Dirty Harry

    by theplant

    and do it GOOD. STALLONE IS THE MAN. Eastwood is now an intellectual french loved Cannes cocktail director. Give me Michael Caine shooting young scum as Harry over Clint shooting with his fingers in Gran Torino. FAKE.

  • July 30, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Stallone,Willis ,Russell

    by liljuniorbrown

    These are the Lee Marvins,Charles Bronson's,and Paul Newman's of my generation. Piss on the film choices if you like but I paid to see Get Carter in the theater an I liked it. If he would do DeathWish,small...kind of like Rocky Balboa or Rambo it would kick all kinds of ass.

  • July 30, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    "This is the worst idea since my conception."

    by Amazing Maurice

    I laughed like fuck. Bravo Mr Stallone, I'm stealing that for everyday use.

  • July 30, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    WHEN HARRY ATE SALLY

    by frg10

    BUEHEHEHEHEHEHEH .... Rock on Sly!

  • July 30, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    GARY DANIELS was martial arts king in early 90's

    by frg10

    when video market exploded! Shit, he is in it?!!! Guy is great, unfortunetly already said that underused.

  • July 30, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    where the fuck is day 5?

    by omega_786

  • July 30, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    as in #9 WE NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER

    by frg10

    WE DO

  • July 30, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    $$$$$$$$Ulitmate Stallone$$$$$$wishlist

    by omega_786

    Commando vs Rambo Cobra 2: King Cobra Cliffhanger 2: Freefall Demolition Man 2 First Blood 3 Rocky VI

  • July 30, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    DIrectors that Stallone should work with

    by omega_786

    Paul Verhoeven, Walter HIll, Clint Eastwood,

  • July 31, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    motherlode

    by Waka_Flocka

  • July 31, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Sly should be Wildcat in a JSA movie

    by MatchesMalone

    Or his own movie.. Nobody can play Ted Grant except for him..

  • July 31, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    My vote for Young Rambo

    by Joey_Viner

    Putting my vote in now for Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) as Young Rambo in a prequel ... what he lacks in acting skills he'd make up for w/ his Yo Adrian lips, plus he seems to be trying to get buff now anyway... and Stallone can always direct him/make him better...

  • July 31, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Completely underrated.

    by SunTzu77

    Nighthawks is an underrated film.

  • July 31, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    If Rambo is First Blood part II

    by alan_poon

    and it was followed by Rambo III. Where the hell is Rambo II?

  • July 31, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    alan poon

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    i tink first blood 1 and 2 so there was no rambo 1 until the 2006 movie so it takes place after rambo 3 even though it is 1 so that's solved so yeah theres no rambo 2 weird. so its first blood, first blood part 2, rambo (2006), rambo 3 (1988). i guess rambo 2 should come out. weird fuckass timeline dumbshjit couldnt figure it out.

  • Aug. 1, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Stallone is cool

    by FearfulSymmetry

  • Aug. 2, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Gary Daniels Rocks, here's an interview I found...

    by sagemovman

    I love Gary Daniels, great actor and martial artists. My favorite movie of his would have to be Rage. Can't wait to see him in the Expendables! Found an interview where he talks about his the Expendables and Tekken as well. http://moviemavericks.com/?p=2436

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    RE: Stallone's early life in European schools

    by Rollover Tomasi

    The question was asked by a talkbacker earlier about whether he was really poor at the time that he made Rocky. Not sure of the answer, but I can confirm that it is true that he went to at least one prestigious private school overseas (in Switzerland, I believe it was). I know someone here in Maryland that knew him then, hung out with him in a small group of friends. She has photos with him and their close, small group of friends. I think she even dated him briefly. I'm not sure if this means he was "rich", but he wasn't digging through the trash for lunch, either. I'm not sure he was implying that he was poor, but rather that he was young and trying to make his own money and wasn't making any then. That doesn't mean that his parents weren't well off, etc.

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    When Harry Ate Sally?

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